Monica Sharman

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A sharp contrast, in theory

FOR the average Brit who knows something about education, the French government's newly proclaimed charter for secularism in schools would come as …

Why Generation Y Yuppies Are Unhappy

Say hi to Lucy.<p>Lucy is part of Generation Y, the generation born between the late 1970s and the mid 1990s. She’s also part of a yuppie culture that …

Syria Infographic: Figures You Need To Know About The Ongoing Crisis

HuffPost World put together a few significant figures to help put the Syrian crisis into perspective. Here are the numbers we think you should know.<p><i>Infographic by Jan Diehm for the Huffington Post.</i>

Should the mentally disabled have sex?

DE is a man of 36, with a learning disability. His IQ was said to be 40, implying a mental age of between six and and nine. He is said to need …

Human Rights

Politically Transmitted Disease

Rising rates of teen pregnancy and STDs in the United States are the result of programmes intended to stamp them out.<p>By George Monbiot. Published in …

Lucrative lifesavers

NEW weapons are emerging in the war on cancer. That is good news not just for patients but also for drug companies. The biggest ones, faced with …

Painless microneedle patch could test for TB

Scientists at the University of Washington say their approach would be more precise and less painful than the traditional skin test that uses a hypodermic needle.<p>Today, one of the standard tests for tuberculosis involves inserting a hypodermic needle into a person's arm using a very precise angle …

University of Washington

Polio eradication: A humanitarian fix.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has been spearheading an effort over the past couple of years to close the last mile on polio eradication. …

Abused Hindu Goddesses: Indian Domestic Violence Campaign Features Lakshmi, Durga And Saraswati (PICTURES)

<b>SEE ALSO: 'Castrate The Gang Rapists' Demands India's Pink Gulabi Gang</b><p>The combination of religious deities with the results of violence make for a …

20 Best Inspirational Speeches from the Movies

<i>When inspiration does not come, I go for a walk, go to the movies, talk to a friend, let go… The muse is bound to return again, especially if I turn</i> …

South African Rugby

Is Authority Permission?

I got into a debate Friday night with some friends who challenged me to explain the difference between giving someone the authority to act and giving them permission. "If they have authority," one of my friends said, "then they also have permission." I was not of that opinion, and said so.<p>Of …

Middle East

3 Questions to Awaken Our Capacity for Life

<i>"We do not learn by experience, but by our capacity for experience." -- The Buddha</i><p>Here is one of the great truths of life that many of us are missing in the constant search for something new -- is that experience alone too often leaves us empty. Instead, it is our attention, curiosity and opening …

The Art of Friendship

By Jessica Vivian Chiu November 20, 2012<p><i>Philia</i>, the root of Philadelphia, roughly translates to “friendship” in Aristotle’s <i>Nicomachean Ethics</i>, an enduring source for understanding the ethics of friendship. Aristotle identifies three essential bases for friendship: utility, pleasure, and virtue. …

Ramez Naam: 'Science will save the planet (if we let it)'

<i>This article was taken from the May 2013 issue of Wired magazine. Be the first to read Wired's articles in print before they're posted online, and</i> …

Experimental Malaria Vaccine Shows Promise In Human Test

A viable, effective vaccine against malaria has long eluded scientists. Results from a preliminary study have ignited hope that a new type of vaccine could change that.<p>The experimental vaccine offered strong protection against malaria when given at high doses, scientists report Thursday in the …

An In-Ear Brain Monitor Could Watch For Seizures Discreetly

The hearing-aid sized device could allow researchers to record EEG data over multiple days, even as patients move around.<p>Measuring the brain's electric signals, a process called electroencephalography (EEG), is a useful way to diagnose seizures and evaluate sleep disorders. Attaching a jumble of …

Google Glass: Surgery Tool Of The Future?

A surgeon transmitted the first Google Glass video of a live surgery to colleagues and med students across town.<p>We've been waiting for a while to figure out what practical uses will come out of Google Glass, besides, of course, making dudes look silly. And aha! A surgeon at The Ohio State …

Tolerance Just Is Not Good Enough

<i>How does an LGBTQ Christian deal, or rather respond to the difference between tolerance and acceptance when dealing with Christians who believe that homosexuality is a wrong (sin). Obviously acceptance would be the best option, but for a lot of Christians, tolerance is all they can give. Basically,</i> …

LGBTQI

Sublime Images of the Brilliant Night Sky Using Long Exposures and Image Composite

“If the stars should appear one night in a thousand years, how would men believe and adore; and preserve for many generations the remembrance of the …

Blueberries, not fruit juice, cut type-2 diabetes risk

<b>Eating more fruit, particularly blueberries, apples and grapes, is linked to a reduced risk of developing type-2 diabetes, suggests a study in the British Medical Journal.</b><p>Blueberries cut the risk by 26% compared with 2% for three servings of any whole fruit - but fruit juice did not appear to have …

Money May Be Motivating Doctors To Do More C-Sections

Obstetricians perform more cesarean sections when there are financial incentives to do so, according to a new study that explores links between economic incentives and medical decision-making during childbirth.<p>About 1 in 3 babies born today is delivered via C-section, compared to 1 in 5 babies …

Poverty saps mental capacity to deal with complex tasks, say scientists

Poor people spend so much mental energy on the immediate problems of paying bills and cutting costs that they are left with less capacity to deal with other complex but important tasks, including education, training or managing their time, suggests research published on Thursday.<p>The cognitive …